# Operations

Use an equals sign (`=`

) to assign values.

For example, to assign the value `3`

to a variable called `x`

, you
would use the following statement:

`x = 3`

You can also use the equals sign to assign string type data to a variable. For example, to assign
the value `a string value`

to the variable `y`

, you would use the
following statement:

`y = "a string value"`

The following table lists some commonly used comparison and numeric operations, and their descriptions.

Operation | Description |
---|---|

`x < y` |
Is `x` less than `y` ? |

`x > y` |
Is `x` greater than `y` ? |

`x <= y` |
Is `x` less than or equal to `y` ? |

`x >= y` |
Is `x` greater than or equal
to `y` ? |

`x == y` |
Is `x` equal to `y` ? |

`x != y` |
Is `x` not equal to `y` ? |

`x <> y` |
Is `x` not equal to `y` ? |

`x + y` |
Add `y` to `x` |

`x - y` |
Subtract `y` from `x` |

`x * y` |
Multiply `x` by `y` |

`x / y` |
Divide `x` by `y` |

`x ** y` |
Raise `x` to the `y` power |